Buying, selling or exchanging Bitcoins or other crypto-currencies for other currencies or commodities.

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Why are there regulations when buying/selling with USD

I'm looking to learn about bitcoin regulations by studying the history of bitcoin. Bitcoin went from being an unknown thing to buy and sell to being heavily regulated. If I back track and look at it ...
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bitcoin bet on brent price

Does it exist place where I can make bet on brent oil price? For example I put 1 bitcoin and bet that: if oil price will grow to 1% I will loose bet, and if oil price will fall to 1% I will double ...
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Do exchanges charge fees from base currency or from counter currency?

I'm building some trading robots for a while already but I keep seing that something is wrong with my end of day balances. My robot does arbitrage across multiple exchanges and I always take into ...
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Where can I get a list of places I can use my Bitcoins?

I am new to Bitcoin and I'm trying to understand how it works and how I can make it work for me. So, let's say I travel often to different Spanish speaking countries in South America and Spain. How ...
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Bitcoin trading volume: what's going on?

Since January, bitcoin trading volume on exchanges has been slowly dropping (more or less, on average), but it's had a significant drop around May 13th, and has stayed low since then. I checked the ...
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Which payment methods are suited for bitcoin trading? Which are sufficiently hard to reverse?

I'm aware of this list: bitcoin wiki - pament methods Unfortunately the list is incomplete and outdated. So far I've found SEPA, Okpay, Cash deposit (US) Can someone add to that list? I'm ...
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Rounding in BTC exchanges

Does anyone know whether exchanges usually round values or truncate them instead? Different exchanges support different resolutions for prices and amounts. For instance, BTC China supports 2 ...
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How to avoid price pumps & dumps when trading with bot?

Recently I recieved $500 USD in credits for trading with Coinsetter, a NYC based bitcoin exchange, so I decided to use them and coded a bitcoin trading bot for myself (never have done such thing ...
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Canadian Taxes for Buying Bitcoins

I saw this post, but it really didn't help me. How should I fill out my tax forms if I am only buying and holding bitcoins, not selling them? This page appears to suggest that I only need to worry ...
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How to turn bitcoins into cash money? [duplicate]

hi i'm asking about how to turn bitcoins into a cash (USD or EURO) that you hold in your hands so i can use it in real life not on the internet I don't have a credit card, and I'm in a country (IRAQ) ...
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How works with LakeBTC's darkpool?

I have long heard LakeBTC's darkpool, but I do not understand how it works. They say LakeBTC's version of dark pool is designed to protect the interests of all investors, not the other way ...
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What would cause the price of Bitcoin to flatline for several hours on Bitstamp?

Last night I observed the following flatline of BTC/USD prices for several hours on Bitstamp: What would cause this ?
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Why does Bitfinex allow shorting with BTC as collateral?

I made a mistake today where I shorted BTC on Bitfinex using BTC as collateral. Why is this even possible, I cant figure out why someone would want to do that?
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Margin Trading Stats

Is there any ways (exchange APIs, etc) that allow one to check how many people are trading on margin? Sort of like trading volume, but just for margin trading. Thanks!
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Exchange with Puts and calls? [duplicate]

Is there a bitcoin trading exchange that supports puts and calls? Thanks!
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Library for trading on major exchanges

Is there a library which exposes order-book and trading functionality of major exchanges like BTC-e, Bitfinex, Cryptsy etc. ? I know these site have their own API but I wanted to re-use the code, if ...
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Bitcoin cloud trading

Is there a trading bots that trades automatically and can also be hosted by the company that is providing the service? I've found BTCRobot and Butter Bot. Any reviews on the validity behind these ...
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What's the point of trading BTC if you're limited in the things you can buy

If you're trying to make a profit by trading BTC... fine, I get it. What other reasons are there to trade BTC?
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How does the Bitcoin forex work?

Does it work differently in relation to a regular forex because of its underlying technology? How can the market calculate its value?
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How to tax trading in colored coins representing fiat?

Say Kraken and Bitstamp both issue colored coins for USD, called KrakenDollars and BitStampDollars. Then I find an colored coins exchange where I can trade between the two, and deposit some ...
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Available ways to buy Bitcoin using leverage [closed]

I have seen several exchanges that currently offer the ability to take BTC long positions with leverage. BTC.sx - leverage directly from the BTC.sx, 0.85% / day Bitfinex - leverage from other account ...
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Proximity to exchanges and pricing

I have read that numerous high frequency trading firms build datacenters near equity exchanges to minimize the milliseconds necessary to get quotes and execute trades. In the case of buying and ...
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Are there any instruments that I can use to trade bitcoin volatility?

In the stock market, there are several financial products that allow an individual investor to trade/hedge daily volatility? As an example, there is the VIIX. Are there any such financial products ...
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Is there a US broker for Bitcoins?

Apparently, there is an Australian trading house, Bit Trade, that will trade currency for Bitcoins or vice versa. Is there a U.S. equivalent?
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How the arbitrage works?

How the arbitrage works, Is transaction fee is included for calculating arbitrage across exchanges, cryptocoincharts seems to render incorrect values, Any other arbitrage available at open source? ...
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How do exchanges decide on cryptocurrency trading pairs?

Cryptocurrency trading pairs for example ltc/btc, doge/btc should be paired using some criteria. I'd like to comprehend on what basis they are paired.
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How to transfer different cryptocoins from one daemon to another

How to transfer different cryptocoins from one daemon to another. I want to send currency from dogecoin to bitcoin, I think trading engine do such process. Can I implement such process across local ...
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How trade engine works? [closed]

How cryptocoin trade engine works? Is there any open source project available other than buttercoin. I want to build a simple trade engine in ruby on rails for cryptocoins. what are the essential ...
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How to accept trade in cryptsy?

I am beginner in crypto-currencies, i just created my account in cryptsy and can make buy/sell orders but how do i accept orders from others(i.e open orders(all buy/sell orders)) i can view the list ...
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How accept trade works on creating order [duplicate]

I want to build a rails application to create buy or sell offer for coins. If buy offer is accepted by seller, How the coins exchanged between the buyer and seller. How can it be implemented? What is ...
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How can I create buy offer and sell offer using bitcoin daemon?

How do I support trading for multiple crypto coins? Is that possible to create buy or sell offer using bitcoin daemon?
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How good is “bitcoin-trader.biz”? [closed]

I've just come across a web site called bitcoin-trader.biz, and they offer membership in a "trading pool" starting at $20. How good is this company?
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Where to find cryptocoins current price

How can I find API (json data) for cryptocoins current ask/high/low/average price. Is there any website that provides that ticker information for all coins. For example BTC/LTC ticker info is ...
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What could be causing hourly bitcoin price spikes?

The price spikes every hour, on the 26 minute mark: https://bitcoinaverage.com/charts.htm#USD-averages-1d (Although it seems like spikes do not show up for some people/browswers. Her is what I see: ...
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Decentralised escrow / distributed private key generation

Issue Hi As many others i am curious in addressing distributed escrow problem (not just for bitcoin). As it stands now there are no decentralised escrows. All escrow services are based on trust in ...
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Is instant profitable arbitrage impossible?

Case #1: Trade coins after an arbitrage opportunity appears. Buy Coin B with Coin A at a low price. Move Coin B to the buyer's market. Sell Coin B for Coin A at a higher price. However, ...
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Can I buy stocks with Bitcoin? [closed]

I have got some USD balance with a Bitcoin exchange. I intend to buy stocks for these USDs. Is there an online broker that accepts Bitcoin as a deposit option for stock market trading? I mean the ...
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Why do exchanges have a buy/sell column in their trade history?

Why is there a type column in the trade history on exchanges like btc-e.com and vircurex.com? If all the trades are between two users on the exchange why is a buy/sell type needed? And if there is one ...
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As a Bitcoin Trader, what tools are available to execute trades? [duplicate]

Looking to expand beyond using bitstamp and gox's (ok, well, that one was easy) built-in trading interfaces to something more unified and manageable. RTBTC seems to have a clean interface. What about ...
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How much Bitcoin volume is for purchasing stuff versus trading/speculation/investment?

What percentage of Bitcoin transaction volume is due to people actually buying stuff ("goods") versus between traders, investors and speculators? Of the "goods" volume, what percentage is for illicit ...
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Is there a service that allows to hedge for bitcoin and has an API?

I want to hegde Bitcoin with USD because of the high volatility of Bitcoin. Is there a service that offers hedges for Bitcoin and has an API that I can use with PHP?
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would universal use of arbitrage bot stabilize the market?

If each bitcoin exchange ran a bitcoin-arbitrage bot (let's say the same one)themselves, would that quickly eliminate the spread, and therefore the opportunity for arbitrage?
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Given a list of buy/sell orders and previous trades, compute a buy/sell price

I'm using the Cryptsy API with a bot. So far, my bot's problem is that when it decides it needs to buy or sell a coin (not just bitcoin), I always seem to compute a price that is way too low or high. ...
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Transferring Bitcoins from Wallet to Wallet

Say I buy a Bitcoin from a specific market, like BTC-e, and it goes into my wallet. Is it possible for me to transfer that Bitcoin from its current wallet (BTC-e) into a wallet that I have on another ...
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The effects of a 'buy wall' on the market? [duplicate]

I'm learning a lot about coin markets. Now i'm wondering What are the effects of a buy wall? or a sell wall? Do they affect the market in any way? Thanks!
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How do buy and sell orders work?

How does buying and selling bitcoins work once the order is placed? I just know that the order-matching engine is used for this purpose, but more information regarding this will be helpful.
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Does cancelling an order in BTC-E carry a fee?

I want to know when BTC-E charges it's 0.2% fee on a cancelled buy/sell order... When placed but 0% completed When placed but partially completed How much are you billed in each case?
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Bitcoin trading in Cyprus

Hey guys is there any way to find out how much trading in bitcoin goes on within an individual country? I'm specifically looking for info on the country of Cyprus.
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High Hashing Power: Okay to solo mine? [duplicate]

I plan to hash at around 250-550 gH/s, would it be profitable to mine solo, or would I make more money joining a pool? Are there any unexpected occurrences that I should look out for when mining?
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Calculating EMA on multiple time periods - right or wrong?

I'm writing a bot that acts on market signals - currently just based on exponential moving averages. At the moment, I have the program watching the market on multiple different period lengths. For ...